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St. Peter's Church, Funchal

St. Peter's Church, Funchal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Funchal: Historical Walking Tour

1. Funchal: Historical Walking Tour

Explore historic Funchal on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Begin at the walls of the city and learn about the attack on Funchal by the French army in 1566. Enter the English Church and hear about the foreign community that inhabited Madeira for over 5 centuries. Take in Funchal from the Cruzes viewpoint and see the area where João Gonçalves Zarco, the founder of Madeira, used to live. Learn why the nuns of Santa Clara were a tourist attraction some 200 years ago and where the foreign princes used to enjoy the island’s best queijadas. Visit some of the most notable churches in Funchal and hear about the individuals that sponsored their construction.

Funchal: 1 Hour Funchal Old Town by Tuk Tuk

2. Funchal: 1 Hour Funchal Old Town by Tuk Tuk

Travel by tuk-tuk on a tour of Funchal and learn more about the history of Madeira. See the fortifications at Pico's Fortress, the Quinta das Cruze's mansion, and the Cathedral of Funchal. Start your tuk-tuk tour in central Funchal and head to the hilltop where Pico's Fortress is perched. Admire this fortress that once protected the city from pirates and French corsairs. Stop at the fortress and hear about the history of this iconic battlement from your local guide. Continue to the manor at Quinta das Cruzes. Find out about the history of this house where the first captain-donee (late-feudal Portuguese administrator) in Funchal resided. Ride to the 16th-century convent of St. Clara and the stunning white church of St. Pedro. Admire the Manueline Gothic characteristics of the Cathedral of Funchal. Finish your tour at Barreirinha's bar in the old town where you can choose to stop for a refreshing drink or a delicious snack.

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What people are saying about St. Peter's Church, Funchal

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Marta was very helpful and knowledgeable and took use to locations we would not have found on our own. She made the tour very enjoyable and interesting a lovely person who you can see is passionate about history and culture. .

David, an Erasmus exchange student was excellent, knowledgeable and personable. Got to see a whole part of the city we hadn't found and hear some really interesting stories and history.

Our guide Martha was very experienced knowledgeable guide who provided good onsite to Old Funchal region

Knowledgable guide and friendly guide. It was an enjoyable and informative tour.

Lovely walk in a lesser-known part of the city with a very knowledgeable guide